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adopted by the Legislature. For these, mitting before this feffion ended, so as to and many other reasons he should oppose give it early in the next the effect of law, the Bill.
fome measure to abolish that trade, conLord Belgrave replied, and the Bill oftent with the vested interests in the berig read a firft time, was ordered for a West Indies. second reading on Thursday nex'.
Mr Pitt, in the absence of Mr Dun. Sir James Marriot's Annuity Bill das, gave notice, that his Right Hon. was read a third time, and ordered to the Friend meant 10-morrow to move that Lords.
House for leave to bring in a Bill for 30.. The Bill for preventing the Sale reducing the Militia, and increasing the and Circulation of Sunday Newspapers regular forces of this country, for the was ordered to be read a fecond time on more effe ctually carrying on the war, Tuesday fe'nnight.
6. Mr Dundas prelented a Message The confideration of ihe Report of the from his Majesty, which was read by the Sec at Committee was postponed. Speaker, as follows:
31. The Order of the Day being for the House to resolve ittelt into a Com.
G. R. mittee on the petition of Mr Palmer, late “ His Majesty thinks proper to acquaint Comptroller of the Port Office,
this House, that he had some time since Mr Pierrepoint proceeded to state concluded an eventual engagement with generally Mr Palmer's claim to the his good Brother and Ally the Emjuftice of that House. A Committee of peror of Ruffia, for employing FortyInquiry, he said, was appointed by the five Thousand Men against the common House of Commons to investigate the enemy, in fuch's
manner as the tale of nature of Mi Palmer's plan, the refoule affairs in Europe at that period appeared whereof was, that after having come to to render mft advantageous. certain resolutions which announced his The change of circumstances which merit, and the duty of Parliament to has since arisen having rendered a dito consider it, they concluded the same, ferent application of that force more dewith resolving, “That under the cir. firable, his Majesty has the fatisfaction cumstances mentioned in such Refolu.' recently to learn, that the views of the tions, we are of opinion that Mr Palmer Emperor of Russia in that respect are is juftly éntitled to the compensation he entirely conformable to his own. But claims, being a very small part of that his Majesty has not yet received any revenue which his ingenuity, activity, account that the formal engagements to and zeal have created, over and above the that effect have been regularly conclu. convenience and numerous collateral ad. ded. He has, however, the fatisfaction vantages which the public, and more par., of hearing that the same promptitude ticularly the commerce of the country, and zeal in support of the common cause Teap from the safe and speedy conveyance which his Ally has already manif-fted, in of the Mail." Here Mr Pierrepoint a manner so honourable to himfelf and moved, That it be the opinion of this so fignally beneficial to Europe, have inCommittee to agree with the said Refo- duced hiin already to put this army in lution.
notion towards the place of its destiMr Hobhouse having seconded the nation, a's now fettled by mutual conmotion, a long debare took place. At fert, length the House divided for the mo His Majesty, therefore, thinks it right tion, 28; against it, 112.—Majority to acquaint the House of Commons; against Mr Palmer 84.
that the pecuniary conditions of this June 1. Several accounts relative to treaty will oblige his Majesty to pay the the Loan anu Lottery for the year 1998, fum of Two Hundred and Twenty-five and of the money paid for interest on Ex. Thousand pounds in ftipulated inflalchequer Bills for the same period, were ments, as Preparative Money; and to ordered to be laid on the Table.
pay a Monthly Subfidy of Twenty-five The Salt Duty Bill was read a third Thousand Pounds; as well as to engage time and passed.
for a further payment at the rate of 5. Mr Pitt signified his opinion that, Thirty Seven Thousand Five Hundred from circumfrances, it became urgent to Pounds per month; which payment is abolish the present mode of traffic called not to take place till after the concluthe African Slave Trade; every day fion of a Peace made by common confornished him with additional reasons. sent. He then intimated his intention of fube · His Majesty relies on the zeal and
public spirit of his faithful Commons to forded him matter of exultation, as its enable him to make good these engage. resources increased in proportion to its mente; and his Majesty, being desirous neceffities. He then proceeded to state of continuing to afford the necessary as follows: fuccours to his Ally the Queen of Por- The Navy
£12,250.000 tugal, as well as to give timely and effec- The Army
8,840,000 tual affiftance at this important conjunc. Vote of Credit
1,000 COO ture to che Swiss Cantons for the reco- Extraordinaries for the Service 2,500,000 very of their ancient liberty and inde- Ordnance
2,170,000 pendence, and to make every other exer-, Miscellaneous Total
827,000 tion for improving to the utmoft the Intereft due to the Bank 461,000 signal advantages which, by the blessing General Deficiency of Ways and of God, have attended the operations of
soo.com the Combined Arms on the Continent Increase of Supply in 1797, by fince the commencement of the present Deficiency of Discount 629,000 campaign; recommends it also to the Further Increases in 1798 by House of Commons to enable his Ma ditto, or Loans
417,000 jesty to enter into such further engage- Commisioners of National Debt 30,000 ments, and to take such meatures as may Deficiency of Land and Malt Țax 498,000 be best adap!ed to the exigency of affairs, Vote of Credit this day 825,000 and snost likely, by continued perseverance and vigour, to complete the general
Total of Supply £30,947.000 deliverance of Europe from the insup- whichconstitutedanincreaseot £1,600,cco portable tyranny of the French Repub- beyond that of last year. . lic." Mr Dundas then moved, that the same
In the matters of Ways and Means to be referred to a Committee of Supply.- meet this exigency, the first was the Ordered.
Land and Malt he took at 2,750,00ol. In pursuance of notice given yesterday, the Lottery 200,000l.-growing proMr Dundas stated that the present milit duce of the Consolidaied Fund 521,000!. tary establishment was fully adequate to
-Convoy Tax 1,500,0001 -Vote of the security of Great Britain ; but it must Credit 3,000,000!.-He was not yet ena be admitted, bat it was necessary to abled to afcertain the amount of the proexhibir our vigour ellowhere to very duce of the Tax on lạcome; he had beneficial purpoles. Offensive operations estimased the amount of the Commercial were most advantageous to Great Britain. Çommissioners 'at 4.009.000l. but he now The number of men employed therein apprenended that it would not amount
not less than 200,000 without to half that sum; therefore he wnuld not calculating on the Volunteer Coips, which take credit for more than 7.500,oool, at confitted of 150,000 men. It was not
present.-To there were to be added his intention of altering the situation of 15,500,000!, by way of Loan, which, he the Militia without their free confent: oblerved, making allowance for errors his plan was to reduce them to the num
and sums which may have escaped his ber of one-fourth, whereby the Regulars memory, wouid make 31,000,000). would have an additional force of 20,000 He next adverted to the terms on which
He then moved tor leave to bring he made the Loan, and congratulated the in a Bill to reduce the Militia, and aug. Hufe on the very eligible terms on ment the Regulars.
which it was concluded for the interests Mr M. A. Taylor objected to this plan; of the country. It was the best and most · but leave was given to bring in che Bill. favourable, he said, ever concluded, and
3. The House in a Committee of he hoped it would not be less advanSupply, his Majesty's Message was read, tageous to the Gentlemen concerned than and, afrer fome debate, the Subsidy to to the public. The permanent taxes for the Emperor of Russia was voted. the present year, he observed, were bus The Budget.
Small, compared to those of former years,
He next adverted to the system of railing The House having resolved itself into the fupplies within the year. The Sinka Committee of Ways and Means, ing Pund, he said, liquidated, the sum of
Mr Pitt remarked, that from what 4,500,000l. of the national debt, so that already occurred, little, he trufted, would there' was no increase of permanent remain now to offer. He had to rejoice taxes, in fact, of more than eleven mil. Ebat the internal date of the country af. lions.
The interest of the sum to be provided On small Notes under 403. twofor was 215,000l. and this he proposed
69,000 to supply with what he conceived would Refined Sugarg
39,000 be thought light burdens by the people. The first New Taxes were,
Total £316,000 A deduction of 29. 6d. on Sugars,
Mr Pitt then, in a train of panegyric which would amount to £60,000 upon the flourishing state of the trade of A duty of 42. per cut. on Coffee 65,000 the country, concluded with moving his A reduction on the Drawback on
R-solurinns. Eift India Sugar
14.000 Mr Tierney made some observations, 8d. per cwt, on British Sugar 56,000 afrer which the Relolutions were agreed As. ditto on British clayed ditto 40,000 10.-Adjourned.
FOR AUGUST 1799.
Interesting Intelligence from the London Gazettes. From the London Gazette Extraordinarg, change of those on the spot, in posseffion
of ach army shall be made. Doquning-Street, May 25. Answer-Diallowed. Dispatches, of which the following are
Ari. IV. The remaining French, subextracts, have been received from the ject to his capitulation, Thall continue Right Hon, Sir Morton Eden, K. B. prisoners of var. The Generals, Scaff, and from Lieut. Col. Robert Craufurd, and Field Officers, both French and by the Right Hon. Lord Grenville. Piedmontese, shall be allowed to return
to France and Piedmont on their parole, Vienna, May 8.
not to serve against his Majefty the EmHAVE the honour to inclose to your peror and King, or his allies, until regu
Lordship the Gazette of this place of larly exchanged. Answer-Agreed. this evening, containing the Capitulation
Ari V. The same indulgence, as conof General Serrurier.
tained in the foregoing article, Mall be
granted to the non-commiffioned officers, Terms of Capitulation proposed by Serru- and soldiers of cavalry, who remain pria
rier, General of Division, commanding soners of war. Answer.-Dilallowed. a Corps in the service of the French Re. Verderio, the 9th Florial, 4th Year of the public, to Gen. Vukasowich, of bis Im
Republic, 28th April, 1799. perial Majesty's service.
All the French and Piedmontese troops. General Vukaftowich promises, that ftationed at Verderio, give themselves the soldiers, prifoners of war, thall not up as prisoners of war, on the following be sent back further than the Ex-Veneconditions.
tian States, unul Gen. Serrurier shall have Answer.--Agreed.
arranged with his Government the means Art. I. All Generals, Staff Officers, of exchanging the same numbers, rank and Field Officers, shall keep their for rank, and man for man: swords, horses, and baggage. The French Vienna, May 12. A meffenger arrived and Piedmontese soldiers, both cavalry this morning with letters from Marshal and infantry, to retain their baggage Suwarrow, of the 4th inft. from an obalso. Answer.--Agreed,
scure village near Cremont, and with Art. II. On both fides, in the usual the colours taken at Peschiera. order, an exchange Mall first take place The Marshal ftates, that the enemy is, at the army. Answer.-Agreed. flying on all fides, without daring to
Art. III. Until a gepera/ exchange of make head againt him; that the Aus-. prisoners takes place, an immediate ex: trians are in posleflion of Novara on one
fide, and of Pavia, whether the head. ing an account of the operations of the quarters were to be transferred that
army under G-n. Bellegarde, of the loss evening, and the castle of Placentia, on l'uftained by the Army of I: aly in the dite the otber; that Vercelli is abandoned ; ferent engagements on the Adia, and of that on the 7th he proposed to batter the great joy with which the army was Pinighetone ; that a detachment had been received at Mian. ar Modena, which they found evacuated Accounts from Brindisi ftate, that on by the enemy; that 400 Croats and a the 15th the French troops, in contenumerous body of peasants closely block quence of orders brought to them over aded Ferrara ; that preparations were land, evacuated the place, and with such making for forming and pushing with precipitarion as to leave boih their mavigour the fiege of Mantua ;, that great gazines and booty. quantities of cannon, ammunition, and Vienna, May 11. The General of Ar other ftores had been taken at different tillery Baron Kray, who remained be. places, particularly at Peschiera, where hin?, in obedience to the orders o: Fieldthe booty far exceeded all expectation; Marshal Suwarrow, to undertake ihe that the ini abitants of the different coun: fiege of Peschiera, after having made etries thewed the utmoft gratitude for very disposition for the opening of the their deliverance; that the Piedmontese trenches and for the bombardment of the Officers who have been taken, are, under citadel, offered to the enemy's garrison, the auspices of the Marmal, drawing up confiling of 1,500 men, a Capitulation, a Proclamation, inviting their brother by which it should be allowed to come Officers and fuldiers to rise and join out upon condition not to serve for fix them, for the purpofe of affifting in the months against us or our allies. re-establishment of their Sovereign on Our preparations and dispositions for the Throne.
atrack made the enemy accept our capiExtract of a Dispatch from Lieut.. Col. all the artilery, ammunition, and provi
tulation, and deliver up the fortress, with Craufurd to Lord Grenville, dated Lin. fions. The first account of General of dau, the Icth infiant.
Artillery Kray is, that Ninery Cannons Part of Gen. Billegarde's army has and Mortars were found in the place ; advanced from the Upper Engadine, in befidcs fixiren gun-boats equipped, and the direction towards Coire, and has
a great quantity of ammunition and propassed the Albula. The French, who visions. were in the Upper Engadine, have re The Grand Duke Constantine arrived tired towards the Splugen. It is report at the moment that the garrison was ed that there has been a considerable forced to capitulate. That Prince, after infurrection of the inhabitants of the Up- the evacuation of the place, continued his per Valais and Uri; the particulars not journey to the head quarters of Fieldknown.
Marfbal Couni Suwarrow. From the London Gazette Extraordinary.
CAPITULATION OF PESCHIERA, Downing-Street, May 30. Concluded between ihe Imperial General
Count St. Julien, and the French AlDispatches, of which the following are co
jutant General Coutheau, May 6, 1799. pies and extracts, have been received from the Right Hon. Sir Morton Eden,
Article I. The Gariifon and all beK. B. and Lieut.-Col . Robert Craufurd, longing to the French Army, shall march
out with the honours of war, -Antwercom by the Right Hon. Lord Grenville. his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State Granted: but such of the troops as are for the Foreign Department.
not Frenchmen fall freely return homes
Art. II. The Garrison, will evacuate Extract of a Letter from Sir Morton E. the place as soon as poffible atie: figning
den, K. B. dated Vienna, May 11. the Capitulation ; i vii march out with
It is with the greatest satisfaction that and bofyage, music plaving, I inform your Lordship of the surrender matches lighted, colours flying, and tour of the fortress of Peschiera by Capitula- pieces of cannon, to go under proper tion, on the 6th inft. to Gen. Kray, an escort to the next post of the French event which will greatly facilitate the army.-Answer-Granted: the Gurrilin further operations in Italy. I have the fall march out at eight o'clock 10-mor. honour of inclosing the Extraordinary row morning by the Brescia Git-, lay Gazette published on the occasion ; and down their arms, and take the for:eft also the Extraordinary Gazette contain road to the first poits of the French army.
It shall oblige itself not to serve against Towards twelve o'clock this column his Majesty ihe Emperor and King, nor arrived before Ramils; the enemy was his Allies, for six months after the pre- driven from the heights which commandsent Capitulacion.
cd the valley of Ramils, from the village Art. IIl. The sick who cannot be con. itself, as far as the entrenched posicion veniently removed, shall remain in the behind Ramiss. holpital till their entire recovery-An This position, naturally very advan. Swei Granted.
tageous, was rendered full more ro hy Additional Art. All the plans, military the works which the enemy bad raised ftores, artillery, naval stores, and all the on the front and right flank. provisions of every kind, belonging to The most decisive attack againft this The French Naijon, Mall be faithfully de entrenched position was made upon its
left wing, on the side of Minas. Concluded on the walls of Peschiera, Field - Marshal - Lieutenant Bellegarde 17th Florea: (May 6) 1799.
had ordered a particular column to pene.
tains as far as Sehleims and Manas, and
afterwards to pass the rivulet of Ramiss Vienna, May 8. Fielrl-Marshal Count above Manas. This column had, from Bellegarde has forwarded, by Lieut. the place at which it was formed, already Die rich, the preliminary details of the made some extremely paintui marches offenfive operations of, the army under over the steepest mountains; so that in his orders, from the 30th April till the advancing from Manas hy the valley, 3d May.
full of ravines, the foldiers had almost The weather having become a little exhaufted their strength. more favourable towards the last days of On that side the enemy had fecured April, and the paffes more practicable, themselves by three entrenchments, Field Marthal Count Bellegarde detere placed one before the other, which could mined to execute without delay the plan only be reached by a very narrow path of attack which he had prepared. It was That column however, in spite of the ex. made on the 30th of April in two columns haufted state of the soldiers, carried two and several detachments.- The first, being of those entrenchments; but by the obthe principal one, was commanded by finale resistance of the enemy and their the Field Marshal Coune Bellegarde, and own extreme fatigue, they could not the second by the Fi-ld-Marsal Haddick. reach the third. Each of these columns was supported in It was the intention of Field. Marmal its operations by detachmenis, which Bellegarde, that an attack should be made fometimes attacked and at other times upon the entrenchmeris on the enemy's only made demonstrations.
right flank as soon as this column had The first colum" penetrased from reached his left. Nauders into the Engadine. It was re The troops defined for this aflauit ad.. cessary to pass the Lin at several fords, vanced to the entrenchiment thick set which the troops, notwithstanding the with palisadoes, and in spite of a very extreme cold, performed with the greaicit brisk fire of artillery and musquetry,
Diingness; several were loft by the la climbed up the steep height upon which pid 'y of the current.
the entrenchment was made. They forced As soon as the signal for attack was the paliladoes, but cheir fatigue did not given, all the advanced posts of the ene- suffer them to perietrate as far as the en: any were attacked at the same time by trenchment. In the confiant hope of the first colu in, and by the detachments being able to drive the enemy out of this which had taken the roads leading to the entrenchment, who had already several Lower and Upp or Lovellen ; the greatest times given way, but who with forces part of them were killed and the reft put repeatedly renewed, defended themselves so flight. The refervet posts of the enemy, behind their paraper with obftinacy, the however, availing themelves of the ad attacking division luftained isfelt for a vantage of the ground, disputed every inch. long time at a few paces of the ditch,
From Strada to Ramiss the first column without either fide losing an inch of and the detachments were obliged to ground. climb the most impracticable mountains, Night came on, and Field-Marmal fighting at the lame time in order to Bellegarde was obliged to defer till the drive the enemy from several advanta next day the assault of the camp.
During that time, Field-Marshal Had